Clinical trials are medical research studies that rely on human volunteers. These studies determine if a new treatment—such as an experimental drug to control high blood pressure—is safe and effective. They may also be used to test new uses for existing treatments.
GENTleMEN Study Offers Free Genetic Testing
Men in with metastatic prostate cancer can receive free genetic testing and counseling through the web by enrolling in the GENTleMEN (GENetic Testing for MEN) study. Led by Dr. Heather Cheng, director of the Prostate Cancer Genetics Clinic, the study seeks to remove barriers and improve access to genetic testing and counseling, which aren’t available everywhere or always covered by insurance.
- If you have metastatic prostate cancer, you can enroll in the study by completing an online questionnaire that takes about 40 minutes.
- Once your metastatic prostate cancer diagnosis is confirmed, you will receive a Color Genomics saliva-sampling kit and instructions through the mail.
- DNA from your saliva samples will be tested for 30 cancer-associated mutations after you return the kit.
- Results will be sent to you and, if you choose, your doctor.
- If you test positive, you will have access to genetic counseling by phone or face-to-face at SCCA.
Learn more and request a test kit at the GENTleMen study website at gentlemenstudy.org, or call our Clinical Research Coordinator, Gina Reynolds, RN BSN OCN, at 208-750-7393 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org